Faculty of English Language and Culture.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Jane Austen, the author of pride and prejudice, was born in Steventon, England, in 1775, where she lived for twenty-five years of her life. Her father, George Austen, was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. She began to write while in her teens and completed the original manuscript of Pride and Prejudice, which was then titled First Impression, between 1796 and 1797. A publisher rejected the manuscript, and it was not until 1809 that Austen began the revisions that would bring it to the final form. This book was published in January 1813, two years after her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, and it achieved a worldwide popularity that has endured to this day. Austen published four more novels: Mansfield park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.
The period Austen lived was particularly stratified. At that time, class divisions, which were rooted in family connections and wealth, were very severe in England. In her work, Austen is often critical of the assumptions and prejudices of upper class. Though she frequently satirizes snobs, she also pokes fun at the poor. Nevertheless, Austen was in many ways a realist, and the England she depicts is a society in which social mobility is limited and class-consciousness is strong. The story is set some point during the Napoleonic wars (1797-1815) in Longbourn, a rural area in England. And the author focuses on the themes of love, reputation and class.
The novel relates to us one of the most cherished love stories in English literature: the courtship between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. The story begins with Bingley's purchase of Nertherfield Park, who is a wealthy gentleman and is also Darcy's best friend. The news then caused a great stir in the nearby village of Longbourn, especially in the Bennet household, because Mrs.